On A Plantation In The Stableyard With A Camera [For The Win]

We’ve been on vacation.  To some interesting places.  That I promise to tell you about later.

But right now I’m too busy in real life to do much more here than share a few stableyard animal photos with you, my gentle readers.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  Well if that’s the case, then here are 7000 words, plus a few more, for you.

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Water buffalo, very friendly, ready for a smooch.

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Mama pig snoozing with polka-dotted piglets.

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Sheep, with a bit of an attitude, lounging against front porch of house.

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Gray squirrel, technically not a farm animal, hanging out around the farm while eating a nut.

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Goat doing something goat-like, as goats are wont to do in pens on farms.

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Goose, northbound, waddling away from lady with camera while shaking south end tail feathers at her.

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Little lamb whose cuteness stole the whole farm show.

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All photos taken at Middleton Place, a National Historic Landmark, located near Charleston, SC.

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Ally Bean

Observant. Creative. Humorous. Adaptable. Happy enough. Looking for the crumb of truth in the cookie of life.

42 thoughts on “On A Plantation In The Stableyard With A Camera [For The Win]”

    1. Kate, I’m happy to observe farm animals, but you’d be a natural at keeping a small farm. You have the skills… just look at your healthy cats! And your pond is thriving. Go for it in your next lifetime. 👍

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    1. Carrie, I just wanted to hug that little lambie to pieces. Of course, mama sheep would have torn me to pieces if I tried, but… so. cute. And I agree, lambs make for a better morning than the news. Always.

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  1. Oh, baby lambs. (Which I suppose is a redundancy.) They are so very, very endearing. I am a mass of seething, activated hormones right now. All I want to do is hold it and murmur MommyTalk at it. Ridiculous.

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    1. What?! You were in SC?? And we missed you? Love the pictures. The water buffalo’s face is one in a million. I actually got to hold a baby lamb last week in Ireland, where sheep may outnumber the residents! It was the sweetest moment in the trip. Nice post!

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      1. Yes Beth, we were in SC while you were gone. Talk about bad planning! Next time we’ll do better.

        Loved the water buffalo, too. He was quite a people person– and large. Did you take a pic of you with your Irish lambie?

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  2. Lovely pictures! I am not so fond of animals but on the screen like this they are some fascinating creatures. Went on a walk with the hubs this morning and actually stopped to watch a squirrel bury a nut. I have NEVER stopped long enough or had the opportunity to watch that. Wish I had taken my phone out to record it but I was so caught in the moment that I lost the chance. Thanks for sharing these and look forward to your vacation adventure stories (I’m sure you have them). I’ve been busy with the A to Z but noticed you weren’t around as well! Welcome back.

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    1. Janet, these animals were photogenic and not at all aggressive. Friendly, but on the other side of fences… except for that darned old sheep. He was a grouchy dude just wandering around the plantation.

      We have lots of squirrels around here, so I get to watch them bury nuts and steal veggies from gardens often. Glad you got the chance to see a squirrel do his thing.

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  3. I find observing animals very therapeutic. They are so natural and unconcerned about all the crap that we worry about. 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful trip, and I can’t wait to hear about it!

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